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ghost2020
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 01:15 PM
Do I need a DDI subscription to use the HL 4th ed character builder?
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 02:33 PM
Yes to download all the data you do. The downloader is under update right now though.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Can I still make characters? What can I do with HL right out of the box with 4e? (assuming no DDI subscription)
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Old February 4th, 2011, 04:01 PM
You can use the downloader to get any content that is available to non-subscribers and make characters using that. Otherwise, not a lot since unlike Pathfinder and other systems they do not have a license agreemen with WOTC.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 08:49 AM
OK, and not meaning to be a jerk, but there really isn't any sense in buying the 4e module for Hero Lab, is there?
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Old February 5th, 2011, 09:16 AM
I use the 4E data set all the time, I do have a DDI account, but if you do not and did not want one you could add the content yourself. Other opitions would be to have a one Month DDI account and get your content for that point then add information from the new books as they come out. Over all HL is, IMO, the best character development software on market.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Well, 4e just discontinued Character Builder (They have the online one for DDI Members, but it's horribly slow and runs like shit.)

Rhat said, even when they had the Character Builder, it didn't support any houserules, or adding new options, whereas HL Does.

And HL is Arguably the most useful character builder I've ever used, though it has a bit of a learning curve.

The final advantage of HL over the online D&D Character builder, is that if you discontinue your DDI Subscription, you can still use all of the data that you dled. - And being DDI Based, you dont have to wait for lonewolf to enter the data in, the wotc people will enter the data.

That said, there's a reason that HL 4e comes with The complete Savage Worlds game and the toolkit.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:41 AM
Oh yeah, the 1 month ddi and do the download there.

Ok, good points!

Thanks for the info!

If I keep getting into D&D 4e, this will be very good to have.

thanks
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:50 PM
The DDI Downloader works fine for me.... Definitely worth the one month subscription.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Well I had a few more 4e sessions and it's an ok game but we primarily play Pathfinder and 3.5. (To which I've already ordered my Hero Lab cd and I'm going to go with Pathfinder)

So I think I'm going to unload my D&D 4e stuff.

Thanks for all the input you guys are a great resource!
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